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weekly nail

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Supplies used... 
Wet n' Wild - Wet Cement
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Barely Blue Bell **
Seche Vite as a top coat.
Nail stickers (blogged about here // bought from here)

I bought both of these colors recently. I'm obsessed with mint/ light blue nail polishes. It apparently doesn't matter how many of them I own, I just have to buy another. But this one is just fabulous, it's tied in first place (for my mint polishes) with Zoya's Wednesday. I find that most similar colors don't coat well but this one is an awesome consistency and needed around one and a half coats (I consider a half coat just touching up areas that didn't cover well). 

Actually speaking of certain colors not coating well I have this problem with a lot of light colors. I have never painted my nails white and thought that it looked nice. It always is streaky and weird. I've tried so many different brands of white too. Anyone else have this problem? Maybe I'm just too picky about it. It's a bummer because I have so many awesome nail ideas I'd like to try but they would look best with a white base coat.
Hope you're having a great Sunday.
xoxo

**Just a note about the price of that nail polish - I have no idea why it's sooo expensive on amazon. But I'm sure you can find it at any drug store. It's only around 5 or 6 dollars at walmart.

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49 thoughts

  1. Cute! I have a thing for minty teal nail polishes too! One is never enough! I also like salmon pinks too. :)

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  2. My favorite brand of nail polish is actually from Icing..the little accessories store in the mall.

    I have a white one & it coats really well! Plus their polishes & top coats are chip resistant...I -never- have a problem with chipping either..so great!

    I love this color combo :) :) :)

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  3. That is so cute! I really must start making more effort with my nails.

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  4. Oh man, I have like, 5 minty nail polishes too! It is definitely my "go to" color. I think I may have to try one with a grey polish! And I know what you mean about white' I've never been successful with it either. :/ Will let you know if I finally find one though!

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  5. It's a very pretty shade of mint. I'm always looking for the right shade, and haven't found it yet. Maybe I'll try this one (not that I need MORE nail polish!)

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  6. That color combo is great! I can't stop buying mint/light blue polishes either but I wear them all so whatever. I have NEVER found a great white polish and the ones that are okay quality always require way too many coats to be able to incorporate them with other colors and designs. Bummer :(

    xo
    neonrattail.blogspot.com

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  7. That's really simple but so effective! I'm in love with mint at the moment, and just keep putting 'mint jewellery' into Etsy searches and spending hours looking through the results! Jen x

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  8. I've had really good luck with Ulta's pale colors and pastels. Their white has always looked great in two coats or less!

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  9. I've had the same exact problem with white polishes, but i've heard that a good white is ManGlaze Mayonnaise (http://www.amazon.com/Matte-Nail-Polish-Mayonnaise-White/dp/B004WD2ZMW/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1339344104&sr=8-7&keywords=manglaze+nail+polish). It's a bit expensive and is a matte polish, but with I've heard it does wonders with a coat of SV over top. It goes on fairly thick, but it's manageable.

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    1. Oh, interesting! I've never heard of that brand but hey, it's worth a shot!

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  10. Hi there. Great nail post as usual :)

    Random question for you: do you find that any of the polishes you use stain your nails yellow? I am freaked out about Sally Hansen now because i used their green apple color and ended up with yellow nails despite the use of a base coat. Any comments regarding yellowing nails and how to avoid them?

    Thanks!
    Julia

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    1. If you're using a base coat already then I really don't have any ideas. I've never had any issues with yellow nails so I'm not very knowledgeable on the issue.

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  11. These colors together are simply fantastic! Love them.

    Also, I really like the new layout, very cute. :)

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  12. i use Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On for my white polish. It becomes pretty thick after a couple months but it's so cheap you can just buy a new one when it gets TOO gloopy. You will only need to do one coat of it!! That's what I use when I want a white background for my designs.

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  13. Beautiful colour combo, I really love that muted purple :)

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  14. I have been incredibly obsessed with mint and light blue colors! I have one wonderful light blue nail polish that I am constantly wearing, but I'm building a house (with my fiance) and painted nails don't really mix. I am having to constantly put it back on, haha. I cannot wait to be done with the house so I can keep my nails looks pretty.

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  15. I love all of your nail art tutorials! Your nails are perfect - this color combination is amazing! :-)

    Annie xx
    http://proverbial-doormat.blogspot.com

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  16. I use Sinful Colors' white and it covers really well. Takes two full coats, but it's not streaky or anything.

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  17. I am the same way with minty hues! Just the other day I bought a new one thinking "isn't this lovely" only to discover I already owned it... oops...

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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  18. I generally use OPI and Essie polishes.
    My white is OPI and I've found that you have to use a first coat that's a bit thicker than you'd normally use and then the second coat is a normal polish application.
    My favorite mint polish is Essie Mint Candy Apple, and generally speaking all of Essie's lighter colors are thinned out and come out streaky for the first and sometimes the second coat. I've found that three EVEN coats is the magic number for those colors.

    I need to pick up some Zoya colors after seeing all the fun you've had with them : ]
    Hope that helps!!

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  19. essie's marshmallow is my absolute favorite white polish. one trick i use on soft and light color polishes is to let the first coat dry completely before touching up or applying a second coat. i'm sure you've tried this already just thought i'd share what i like to do. love you blog, kaylah! :)

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    1. Really? I have that one and never could get a nice solid look without a lot of coats.

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  20. Zoya's "Snow White" isn't streaky! I can't remember whether it took one coat or two, but it's a perfect white.

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    1. Duhhhh! Why didn't I think to try my favorite brand!? I'm gonna have to pick that up. :D

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  21. I love it. Did you notice that the nail photos fit perfectly to your "hello" photo on the left side?

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  22. I love painting my nails while it does the streaky thing and i hate it!!!! I'm with you, I would love to find one that doesn't streak. I have a thing for grey colors of polish.
    hope you had a great Sunday!

    Katie

    http://singleactionarmy21.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love this! Next time I do my nails, this will be happening!

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  24. Oh, I love it!!!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  25. These are so cute! I'll have to try it out the next time I have time off work (we're not permitted to wear nail polish. so silly!)

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  26. Love these colours together. I agree about white polish, it's a pain... especially in Summertime, it's nice to have light coloured nails! =)

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  27. I don't do my nails but a friend of mine does them every 3 days. I asked her. She swears by Purity by Zoya and Cream Tea by Butter London (links below). She told me that she puts a coat of ridge filler, something she only uses with white or super pale colors, down first, then she only needs, what you call, 1 1/2 coats.

    http://www.zoya.com/content/38/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Purity.html

    http://www.zappos.com/butter-london-3-free-lacquer-nail-polish-cream-tea?zfcTest=fw:1

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    1. Awesome, thanks for the recommendations!

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  28. I'm not familiar with a white base coat, but a great white nail polish is NARS "Ecume". It's a bit expensive ($18) but goes on perfect in 1-2 coats! It is a crisp, glossy white and I get compliments EVERY time I wear it :):)
    Hopefully this helps a bit!

    Thanks for all of your inspiration!!
    <3
    k

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  29. Hey there I love white polish, think it looks so crisp and clean! I have tried about 17 only to find that I keep coming back to Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. I love the brush and the consistency of the polish. And if it starts to get a little dingy before you are ready to take it off, you can just soak your nails in lemon-water for a little while! Good luck!

    Rachel
    www.listsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  30. Most white polishes tend to take at least three coats to go on smoothly. Making sure that your nails are buffed (no ridges at all) helps a bit.

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  31. really like those nails. good colors, and I like the proportions and the straight line.

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  32. I've got to try some Zoya, I still haven't got anything from that brand. I recently painted my nails white with Sally Hansen Xtreme, I think it's called "white on" It's old and I dug it out and hoped it was still good, I used two coats and it went on smooth and coated nicely. I LOVE minty shades of blue!!! I have some pretty sky blues and a couple minty greens but I was recently looking through my collection and decided I don't have enough blues haha. There are just so many shades that are so pretty you realize you don't have enough!

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  33. Yes i have the same problem with white! Damn it thought you had a special trick for us ;) If you discover one, please share :D

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  34. i think that particular shade of the sally hansen complete salon manicure was a limited edition, which might account for the price gouging on amazon, but i think some stores still may have it.

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  35. I have heard only good things about Zoya Purity for white, but I have both OPI Alpine Snow and Revlon White on White and am equally disappointed with the streakyness!!

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  36. This looks amazing! I definitely need to give this a try.
    Love your blog - now following you :)

    N xoxo
    http://breathebeautyfitness.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. I love Sally Hansen's speed dry polishes. I haven't tried the white, but I've tried several others and they go on opaque and thick - one coat is all it takes usually. Maybe you should try it!
    love, Lacey

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  38. Something I've tried with White nail polish is using a matte polish top coat. I use the cheapie China glaze 'Matte Magic' and it doesn't show streaks. It takes away the shine, but the matte look is something fun!

    -Danielle

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  39. I just got a white nail polish at Ulta that is the Ulta brand and it is great! Two coats took care of it, it was almost like using white out. I used it as a base coat then put big sparkles over it!

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